Quick Start Guide

Pre-requisites

Before operating the RTK GPS, you should have the following:

Operation Checklist

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1.

Get ALTA powered on and ready to fly

2.

Install base station module onto mount

3.

Connect ALTA QGroundControl to aircraft

4.

Click the "RTK" symbol to open the status window

5.

Connect base station module to laptop via USB

6.

Ensure QGroundControl recognized the module

  • Wait until GPS Status no longer says "Not Connected"

7.

Open RTK status window and press "Restart" button to initiate survey-in.

8.

Wait until GPS Status says "GPS Initializing."

Note: If the status does not change after 10 seconds, refer to troubleshooting section.

9.

Wait for GPS Status to change to "Survey-in Complete".

Note: The survey-in process will complete after the minimum survey-in time has completed (typically 180s) AND the accuracy is below the configured threshold (2m). See the configuration page for adjusting these parameters.

10.

Wait for Aircraft GPS status of "RTK GPS Lock (fixed)"

11.

Ensure that Aircraft location is correctly indicated on the map

12.

Fly and enjoy!

Any time you move the base station GPS, it is recommended that you manually restart survey-in by clicking on the "Restart" button. This ensures that the base station updates its location and provides optimal absolute positioning.